Real name: Anarae Brown
Effective period / Period of releases: 1992 - 2009Anerae Brown, better known as X-Raided, is an American rapper from Sacramento, California. Born in Waco, Texas, Brown and his family moved to Sacramento when he was young. He is the cousin of rapper Luni Coleone.
Brown was arrested the day before the release of his debut album Psycho Active and was ultimately sent to prison for his role in a 1992 gang-related homicide committed when he was a minor. From 1993 to 1995 X-Raided recorded a large amount of material entirely over the telephone while in prison and in jail awaiting trial. These recordings were released on the 1995 album Xorcist.
After serving 26 years in prison, Brown was released from Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (near San Diego) on September 14, 2018.